Manchester City triumphed over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final following a tightly-contested affair between the two sides.

Just before I talk about the game, I have to mention the incident between Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga. It was pure disrespect from the goalkeeper, refusing to come off, and I think everyone felt for the manager when it looked as if he was going to head for the exit…

It was shame because I thought Chelsea were excellent today and made Man City fight for everything. The first half was a story of the Blues sitting back and letting Pep Guardiola’s side try and break them down; ultimately, City couldn’t do so.

The second half opened up a little bit more, but again it was a game for both defences to see whose was better. Both Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero were on the receiving end of some more poor VAR decisions, as neither were offside and the Argentine actually scored.

Extra-time was the same as the 90 minutes before, a physical battle in the midfield with resolute defending from both teams. The game ended 0-0 and penalties were required.

Jorginho set a precedent for Chelsea, as Ederson saved his tame effort. Leroy Sané missed for City but just one penalty later David Luiz gave Guardiola’s side the upper hand again.

After a wonderful Eden Hazard panenka, Raheem Sterling put the ball in the top corner to win the cup for City not far from where he grew up. My word is he growing as a player…

Here’s how I rated the Man City players: